flag Jamaica Jamaica: Statistical Overview

Capital: Kingston


Total Population: 2,827,377
Natural Increase: -0.0%
Density: 261 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.0%
Ethnic Origins: The Jamaican population is largely composed of people of African descent. Minorities include mixed people, East Indians and other ethnic groups.
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Jamaican Creole English
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Protestant 62.5%, Roman Catholic 2.6%, Others or unspecified 14.2%, None 20.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Kingston

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Country Overview

Area: 10,990 km²
Type of State: Monarchy. Constitutional Democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Substantial natural resources; a favorable climate for agriculture and tourism.
HDI*: 0.719/1
HDI (World Rank): 99/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Jamaica, dial 00
To call Jamaica, dial +1876
Internet Suffix: .jm
Telephone Lines: 9.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 46.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 92.63% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,3894,7655,9717,7317,858
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,6511,2511,4811,9012,107
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,6241,7143,1433,2170
Exports of Services (million USD) 4,3781,9992,9204,5220

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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